Gate #1

Something about this statue seems different... its contours are foreign, its shape somehow not right. In the light it seems to be slowly bending or undulating; almost, indeed, alive. Taking a closer look, the pedestal seems to have hair-thin lines crossing through it; with a few taps, it reveals itself to be hollow. After taking a quick look around to ensure that no one is watching, the compartment opens easily in your hands, revealing a small compartment with a small, worn book inside.